The year 2016 marks the 125th Anniversary of the founding of The New York Botanical Garden. Join us throughout the year as we celebrate the defining missions of NYBG. Share your favorite Garden story for a chance to win a lifetime membership to NYBG.

On June 9, NYBG opened its gates for an anniversary celebration unlike any other, featuring jazz, tap, poetry, and a commemorative lighting by the Empire State Building. Learn about the evening's events and see a gallery of the festivities, or view Billy Collins' 125th Anniversary poem dedicated to The New York Botanical Garden.

 

Anniversary Events

Saving the Plants of the World


2016 Andrew Carnegie Distinguished Lecture:
NYBG Scientists in Myanmar: Tracking 21st-Century Challenges

January 12, 2016 | Learn More

 
 

Anniversary Events

Creating a Green Urban Oasis


Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend
April 23–24, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

125th Anniversary Edition: The New York Botanical Garden
Published by Abrams
April 28, 2016

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party
Featuring the reopening of a restored and expanded historic Lilac Collection
May 7–8, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

Dedication of the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Maple Collection
October 15–16, 2016 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

 
 

Anniversary Events

Connecting Gardening to the Arts and Humanities


Holiday Train Show®
November 21–January 18, 2016 | Learn More

Celebrating The New York Botanical Garden: 125 Years
November 21, 2015–July 31, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium
February 27–April 17, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

Antique Garden Furniture Fair:
Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room

April 28 – Preview Party
April 29–May 1, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
May 14–September 11, 2016 | Get Tickets

Humanities Institute Symposium: The History, Science, and Poetry of Ecology
May 20, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

125th Anniversary Concert:
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

June 9 | Get Tickets

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden
October 8–30, 2016 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

Holiday Train Show® 25th Anniversary
November 19, 2016–January 16, 2017 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

 
 

Anniversary Events

Teaching Science to City Kids


Ruth Rea Howell Family Garden 30th Anniversary
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Children's Gardening Program 60th Anniversary
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Culinary Kids Weekend
February 13–15, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

Edible Academy Family Garden Picnic
September 25, 2016 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

 
 

Anniversary Events

Anchoring the Community


Urban Agriculture Symposium
November 18, 2015 | Learn More

School Gardening 101: Creating a Garden
February 15–February 20, 2016 | Learn More

Grow More Vegetable Certificate Series 2016
February 24–March 30, 2016 | Learn More

Bronx Green-Up
Year-round programming | Learn More

 
 

Anniversary Events


January 2016

Holiday Train Show®
November 21, 2015–January 18, 2016 | Learn More

Celebrating The New York Botanical Garden: 125 Years
November 21, 2015–July 31, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

February 2016

School Gardening 101: Creating a Garden
February 15–February 20 | Learn More

Grow More Vegetable Certificate Series 2016
February 24–March 30 | Learn More

The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium
February 27–April 17 | Learn More or Get Tickets

March 2016

The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium
February 27–April 17 | Learn More or Get Tickets

April 2016

The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium
February 27–April 17 | Learn More or Get Tickets

Daffodil Celebration and Wine Weekend
April 23–24, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

125th Anniversary Edition: The New York Botanical Garden
Published by Abrams
April 28

Antique Garden Furniture Fair:
Antiques for the Garden and the Garden Room

April 28 – Preview Party
April 29–May 1 | Learn More or Get Tickets

May 2016

Mother's Day Weekend Garden Party
May 7–8 | Learn More or Get Tickets

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
May 14–September 11
Get Tickets

Humanities Institute Symposium: The History, Science, and Poetry of Ecology
May 20, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

June 2016

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
May 14–September 11
Get Tickets

Conservatory Ball
June 2, 2016 | Learn More or Get Tickets

125th Anniversary Concert:
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

June 9 | Get Tickets

September 2016

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
May 14–September 11
Get Tickets

Edible Academy Family Garden Picnic
September 25 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

October 2016

Kiku: The Art of the Japanese Garden
October 8–30 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

Dedication of the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Maple Collection
October 15–16 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

November 2016

Holiday Train Show® 25th Anniversary
November 19, 2016–January 16, 2017 | Sign Up for Ticket Alerts

December 2016

Holiday Train Show® 25th Anniversary
November 19, 2016–January 16, 2017